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Leroy Cronin

Leroy Cronin is a popular British Chemist and Professor. Leroy Cronin is widely known as the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry.

Early Life and Childhood

Leroy Cronin was born on June 1, 1973, in the city of the United Kingdom. His age is 49 years as of 2023 and he is also known by his name Lee Cronin.

Similarly, he is British by nationality and follows Christianity by religion. Moreover, his zodiac sign is Gemini by his birth date.

However, there is no information available on the web regarding his parents and siblings. We can assume that he may not want to share information about his family to keep them out of the spotlight.

Leroy Cronin – Education

In terms of his educational qualification, there is no information available on the web regarding his schools. He might have done his schooling at a community school in England. Later, from the University of York, he was awarded a BSc in 1994 and a Ph.D. in 1997.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, after Leroy Cronin was awarded his Ph., he was a Leverhulme fellow at the University of Edinburgh from 1997 to 1999 working with Neil Robertson. From 1999 to 2000, he was an Alexander von Humboldt research associate in Achim Mueller’s laboratory at the University of Bielefeld.

Similarly, he began his career as a Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham in 2000, and in 2002, he transferred to the University of Glasgow. Also, he was appointed to Reader at the University of Glasgow in 2005, EPSRC Advanced Fellow in 2006, Professor of Chemistry in 2009, and Gardiner Professor in 2010.

Furthermore, he was appointed Regius Professor of Chemistry in 2013. He gave the opening lecture at the 2011 TEDGlobal meeting in Edinburgh. Also, he described the preliminary steps his team is taking to develop artificial biology or life composed of non-carbon-based materials at the University of Glasgow.

Likewise, he has published over 450 papers and has given over 560 lectures. He runs a large research group and has received EPSRC Programme, Platform, and Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

In addition, his work on assembly theory was recently the subject matter of the interview interviewed by Lex Fridman and later by his colleague Sara Imari Walker.

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Caption: Leroy Cronin with his colleagues. Source: Digital Chemistry

Brand Endorsements

Cronin is not promoting anything or collaborating with any brands. No information is available on the internet related to the products he has supported or collaborated with. Moreover, he has not disclosed any information about the brands or companies he has endorsed.

Awards and Nomination

Cronin has won several awards in his career. He received the Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2007, the Corday–Morgan medal in 2012, the Tilden Prize in 2015, NIH challenge prizes in 2020-2022, etc.

Similarly, in 2014, he was named one of the UK’s top 10 Inspiring Scientists and Engineers (RISE), as well as one of the top 100 UK working Scientists by the UK Science Council.

Leroy Cronin – Net Worth 2023

According to some online sources, Cronin has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. Similarly, his major source of income is mainly from his chemistry teaching profession. However, he hasn’t revealed his weekly and monthly wages.

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Caption: Leroy Cronin posing for the photo. Source: The Engineer

Relationship Status

Cronin is a popular chemist from England and many of his fans want to know more about him, including his dating life. On the other hand, he is a private person and has kept his personal life private. He has not revealed any information related to his personal life.

However, he appears to be married, although he has not stated whether he is married or not. Similarly, there is also no indication on his social media that he is in a relationship.


Cronin was suspended for three months by the Royal Society of Chemistry, following the hearing of a complaint by its discipline committee in 2022. He was found to violate the RSC’s code of conduct.

Body Measurements

Cronin is 5 Feet 9 inches tall and weighs 70kg. Similarly, he has beautiful hazel eyes and greyish hair but his accurate body measurements are unknown. Moreover, his dress size is 7 and his shoe size is 9(US).

Leroy Cronin

Caption: Leroy Cronin posing for the photo. Source: Digital Chemistry

Social Media

Leroy Cronin is active on Twitter. He has 31.4k followers on Twitter and owns a Twitter account @leecronin. Moreover, he is not available on Instagram and Facebook.